Highlands/Perkins in Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
2000 National Champions
The Tigers captured the national title with a thrilling 6-5 win over Stanford in the CWS championship game, as catcher Brad Cresse's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth drove home shortstop Ryan Theriot with the winning run.
The 2000 squad set a school record for team batting average with a .340 mark. The Tigers also established SEC records for hits (864) and doubles (194).
Erected by Tiger Athletic Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 2000.
Location. 30° 24.328′ N, 91° 11.296′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is in Highlands/Perkins. Marker is on Gourrier Avenue, 0.3 miles west of Nicholson Drive (Louisiana Highway 30), on the right when traveling west. Located in the "Gerry Lane Championship Plaza" at main gate to Alex Box Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eddy Furniss (here, next to this marker); 1997 National Champions (here, next to this marker); Todd Walker (here, next to this marker); 2009 National Champions (here, next to this marker); Ben McDonald (a few steps from this marker); 1996 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1993 National Champions (a few steps from this marker); Skip Bertman (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2016. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.